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VOL. 130 | NO. 82 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ServiceMaster Ups Q1 Earnings

  11:52am

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. posted first-quarter earnings of $28 million, the company reported Tuesday, April 28.

Small Change

Ioby boosts funds to help Memphis grassroots initiatives

When ioby, a crowd-funding platform for stimulating community change, partnered with Livable Memphis to launch its “discover ioby” initiative in February, it expected to provide $50,000 in matching funds to about 20 solid projects.

Five Mayoral Contenders Draw Contrasts in First Forum of Season

  10:15am

Five contenders in the mayor’s race offered contrasting views of the city’s direction Monday, April 27, in a forum at the Tennessee Brewery sponsored by The Commercial Appeal.

Shelby County Gets Two Summer Jobs Programs

  10:24am

Shelby County Commissioners have created their own two-month summer jobs program for 65 teenagers and college-aged adults and voted Monday, April 27, to fund it over two summers with $169,127 from the commission’s contingency fund.

Kroger, Citing Progress in Midtown, Buys Washington Bottoms Property

Kroger Co., buoyed by the Crosstown Concourse development and increased investment in Midtown as a whole, has purchased properties associated with the long-dormant Washington Bottoms project at Poplar Avenue and Cleveland Street.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
61°F
Cloudy
Wind: 12 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will continue the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “Green in Groovy” Tuesday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Foote Homes Effort Gets Rebrand, New Details

With Bass Pro Shops formally opening this week, the next big project on City Hall’s drawing board is a remake of Foote Homes.

Methodist Unveils Renovated Outpatient Diagnostic Center

Part of the motivation behind the extensive renovation of the Outpatient Diagnostic and Mammography Center at Methodist North Hospital, which has been in the planning stage for some two years, is an understanding of how patients might feel intimidated by some of the tests performed there.

Coalition to Work with Shelby County Schools on Educating Black Boys and Men

Shelby County Schools has partnered with an education reform group focused on challenges and trends in educating African-American boys and young men.

Debbie Allen, of 'Fame' Fame, to Keynote Women's Foundation Luncheon

Ruby Bright has a dream that after 20 successful years, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis ceases to exist.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

University of Memphis Foundation Applies for $1 Million Building Permit

1115 E. Getwell Loop, Memphis, TN 38111, Permit Amount: $1 million -
A Memphis investor has acquired a Memphis Medical Center apartment building for $6.4 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Fundraising and Basketball

Part one of a two-part series. Recent columns have focused on questions for employers to ask prospective fundraising employees and questions for interviewees to ask their interviewers. Our goal: to help all parties understand the critical role of fundraising professionals and what it takes for them to be successful.

STATEWIDE

Police: Tennessee Murders Up By Nearly 10 Percent Last Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows the number of reported murders across the state increased by nearly 10 percent last year.

Haslam Promoting Free-Tuition Plan for Tennessee Adults

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is continuing to promote his free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tenn. Lawmakers Can't Agree on Mechanism to Reject Judges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State lawmakers concluded the legislative session without an agreement on how they would go about exerting their newfound power to reject gubernatorial nominations to fill judicial vacancies.

REGIONAL

Judge: Caesars Can Demolish Harrah's Casino in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Chicago bankruptcy judge has blessed plans to dismantle the former casino at the shuttered Harrah's complex in Mississippi's Tunica County.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

ESPN Suing Verizon Over Unbundling of Its Sports Channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

With Economy Uncertain, No Fed Rate Hike is Seen Before Fall

WASHINGTON (AP) – For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it.

High Court to Consider Lawsuits Over Personal Data

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm.

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PROPERTY SALES 67 138 5,300
MORTGAGES 96 179 7,349
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 18 1,632
BUILDING PERMITS 180 488 12,555
BANKRUPTCIES 71 112 4,946
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 46 2,171
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 74 161 6,785
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